Treehouses in rainforest canopies, beachfront villas, jungle cottages, and everything in between, the laid-back country of Belize has no shortage of amazing and standout hotels and resorts for just about any type of traveler. This small Central American country encompasses Caribbean beach, a barrier reef, jungles, and a wide array of outdoor activities.

There are a variety of places to stay in Belize for visitors to explore all the country has to offer, with many able to help arrange tours and other experiences for guests.

1. Cayo Espanto

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Cayo Espanto is a luxury private island resort along the Caribbean coast of Belize that offers five-star service and the ultimate privacy for guests. Located just a few miles off the coast from San Pedro, the world-class resort offers a blend of luxury and paradise with private villas surrounded by the Caribbean waters and enchanting scenery.

Seven beachfront villas are perfectly located throughout the property to provide a feeling like guests are the only people staying at the resort. Guests can relax on their own dock in a lounge chair, at the edge of the water, or in the plunge pool.

Cayo Espanto Private Island Vacation Resort, San Pedro, Phone: 888-666-4282, Map

2. Las Terrazas Resort and Residences

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Las Terrazas Resort and Residences are nestled along the Caribbean Sea and the white sand beach on Ambergris Caye, a few miles outside of San Pedro, Belize. Guests can unwind on the private tropical beach as they lounge under swaying palm trees with a refreshing drink, take a dip in the seventy-foot infinity pool, kayak along the crystal clear waters of the island, dine at the O Restaurant, or relax with a massage by the beach.

The Residences at Las Terrazas Resort vary in size from 1,000 to 3,100 square feet, featuring lagoon, tropical courtyard, pool, and ocean views.

Las Terrazas Resort and Residences , San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, 713-780-1233, Phone: 800-447-1553

3. Belizean Cove Estates

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A group of six beachfront luxury vacation rentals, the Belizean Cove Estates are situated around three miles north from the town of San Pedro. Each of these villas are elegantly decorated, featuring their own unique decor and style.

The resort is a great choice for group vacations, large families, couple’s getaways, or honeymoons with one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom rentals. These vacation condos include a dining room, large living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, in-bath whirlpool, and marble floors. Guests can also take in the view of the sea from their private balcony/patio, living room, and the master bedroom.

Belizean Cove Estates, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Phone: 844-360-1553

4. Belizean Dreams Resort

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The Belizean Dreams Resort is a locally-owned and operated, all-inclusive, intimate resort nestled along the southern coast of Belize in Hopkins Village. Aiming to accommodating all types of vacations and experiences for guests, the resort provides a variety of packages for travelers, such as the Ultimate Diving, Just Chillin’, Inland and Island, Honeymoon, Romance, and Belize Jungle and Beach packages.

Several of these vacation packages include adventure tours, Belizean meals, and unlimited drinks. Boasting a Tourism Gold Standard Certificate, the Belizean Dreams Resort consists of nine standalone villas across the property, all situated within just steps from the beach.

Belizean Dreams Resort, Belizean Dreams Way, 1, Sitee River Road, Hopkins Village, Phone: 800-456-7150

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5. Grand Colony Island Villas

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The Grand Colony Island Villas near San Pedro, Belize boasts that it can be described as “home,” offering an escape from busy everyday life with a taste of relaxation and peace. The resort offers two-bedroom villas with a pool view and three-bedroom beachfront villas, both artfully designed with families in mind.

The dozen villas are spaced throughout the lush grounds of blooming, colorful flora. Complimentary amenities include equipment for recreation activities, such as sea kayaks, bicycles, and paddle boards. The Grand Colony Island Villas has been rated as one of the “best family resorts” in Ambergris Caye.

Grand Colony Island Villas , Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Phone: 866-352-1163

6. Matachica Resort & Spa

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The Matachica Resort & Spa is situated only steps from the Caribbean Sea and the second largest barrier reef in the world, a secluded and idyllic escape for travelers looking for a reimagined beach experience in Belize. Private in both design and locale, guests can find relaxation in one of the thirty-two individual villas and casitas on the property. Each one is adorned with a thatched roof, as well as private hammock and patio with calming views of the sea. Boasting a sustainable design and an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, the Matachica Resort is designed to provide a restorative and authentic adults getaway.

Ambergris Caye, Phone: 501-226-5014

7. The Placencia Hotel

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The Placencia Hotel is located along the gorgeous Maya Beach, only a short distance from the charming Placencia village and numerous activities Belize has to offer travelers. Situated perfectly for access to both ocean and jungle adventures, like exploring the Maya Mountains or the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef, the resort offers a variety of on-site amenities, such as a marina, an overwater bar, three restaurants, a spacious swimming pool, and a swim-up bar among several others. After a long day of discovery and adventure, guests can relax in one of the one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom luxury accommodations.

Mile 13 Placencia Rd, Placencia, Phone: 877-417-9179

8. Hopkins Bay Belize

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Hopkins Bay Belize is located along the coast of Belize in the heart of Hopkins, voted as the country’s friendliest city and a place that is known as the “real Belize.” The resort offers well-appointed, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom guest accommodations, as well as a variety of complimentary activities and multiple swimming pools. The Hopkins Bay Belize is also ideally situated for guests wanting to experience some of the best adventures the country has to offer, such as ziplining and hiking in the jungle, fishing in the waters of the sea, snorkeling through the reef, exploring ancient Mayan sites, and more.

North Rd, Hopkins, Phone: 877-417-9783

9. Robert's Grove Beach Resort

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Robert's Grove Beach Resort , situated right on the beachfront of Placencia Beach, boasts excellent views of the country’s barrier reef and the Caribbean Sea. Across the property are a PADI 5 star dive shop, a full-service marina, two outdoor swimming pools, and more than forty guest suites, rooms, and marina villas. The vibrantly decorated villas and rooms at the resort all include views of the sea and balconies, as well as amenities like a coffee maker, in-room safe, mini fridge, and cable television. Robert’s Grove can also organize activities, such as diving, snorkeling, sea and land tours, and sailing.

Placencia Rd, Placencia, Phone: 501-523-3565

10. Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel

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The Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is a premier hotel in the Old Capital of Belize, Belize City, and is only ten minutes away from the International and Municipal Airports. Whether they are traveling for pleasure or business, guests can find comfortable and quality accommodations, as well as amenities like an inviting swimming pool, and a fitness center. Travelers can also relax with a refreshing cocktail in the open-air courtyard or dine on authentic Belizean fare at the on-site Bistro Restaurant. The Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel strives to offer an “authentic Belizean Experience” for all guests.

3 1/2 Miles Philip Goldson Hwy, Belize City, Phone: 501-223-2302

11. Belizean Shores Resort

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The Belizean Shores Resort offers a place for travelers to “feel at home” as they enjoy the gorgeous and tranquil landscape of Belize’s Ambergris Caye. Each suite at the resort features a kitchen, airy and bright decor, tropical-inspired fabrics, and bamboo furniture with plenty of space for families to spread out. Located close to many of the activities Belize offers travelers, the Belizean Shores Resort is a good base for visiting ancient Mayan temples like Lamanai and Xunantunich, snorkeling or diving in the Barrier Reef, adventuring through the jungle, searching for wildlife in the rainforest, and much more.

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Phone: 800-551-6949

12. Blue Tang Inn

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The Blue Tang Inn is a private beachfront paradise and one of the most charming inns in town. Located on the north edge of San Pedro, the hotel offers amazing views of the water and the barrier reef. Fourteen well-appointed suites provide great accommodations for guests, featuring air conditioning, a whirlpool, and full kitchens. Rooms include a small kitchen and a living area with a coffee table and sofa.Travelers staying at the Blue Tang Inn can also relax on the spacious sundeck, taking in the panoramic ocean views, or take a dip in the private pool.

Sandpiper Street Beachfront, San Pedro, Phone: 866-881-1020

13. Banana Beach Resort

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Situated just to the south of the town of San Pedro, the Banana Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye offers an ideal place to stay at one of coastal Belize’s most popular islands. Thanks to its location, resort guests can enjoy a wide variety of water recreation activities, including guided eco tours, jet skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and world-class snorkeling. Guests can start their day with the complimentary breakfast, a refreshing drink in the afternoon, or some of the best ceviche in Belize at El Divino Caribbean Steakhouse and Martini Bar, the resort’s on-site restaurant.

Sea Grape Dr, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Phone: 501-226-3848

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14. Royal Caribbean Resort

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The Royal Caribbean Resort aims to also make the experience of their guests a memorable and fun one on Ambergris Caye in San Pedro. The beachfront village atmosphere and cabana suites provide privacy for those staying at the resort, as well as views of the sea. This palm tree-studded, intimate cove also offers an ideal base for guests to either relax on the sandy beach or explore the many unique natural attractions of Belize. The full-service concierge can help with arranging zip lining through the jungle canopy, tours of the Mayan Ruins, golf cart and bicycle rentals, and much more.

1 Seagrape Drive, San Pedro, Phone: 501-226-4220

15. The Great House

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The Great House Inn is a charming colonial hotel set approximately 350 feet away from the Caribbean Sea in Belize City. Guests will find spacious accommodations with a mini fridge, cable television, a seating area, air conditioning, free wireless internet, and complimentary toiletries. These guest rooms also feature a large veranda for guests to enjoy the views. The tour desk at The Great House Inn is able to arrange a number of different private excursions for people staying at the hotel, such as trips to the Mayan ruins and snorkeling and diving trips. Several other attractions are just a short walk away.

The Great House, 13 Cork St, Belize City, Phone: 501-223-3400

16. Super Palm Resort

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The Super Palm Resort is a charming hotel in Belmopan, Belize with bed-and-breakfast service. Different from the typical European or American style resort, the Super Palm is a ranch resort with beautiful grounds that’s recognized for its great location. The family-owned and operated, small resort is a comforting and cozy place with spacious rooms featuring wireless internet, complimentary room service, and a private bath. Guests can also take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast. While the Super Palm Resort is just minutes away from the country’s capital, it’s not located in the city itself, offering a more relaxing stay.

5 Western Hwy, Belmopan, Phone: 781-436-0798

17. Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours

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The Maya Mountain Lodge & Tours is in the middle of the country’s stunning tropical rainforest and the many plants and animals that call it home. Set in San Ignacio, this Belizean jungle lodge is well known for its friendly staff who strive to provide travelers with a “home-away-from-home” in western Belize, as well as a base for adventure. The family-run, eco-friendly Maya Mountain Lodge features efficiency apartments, guest rooms, and cottages for both short stays and longer stays. Lodge amenities and facilities include customizable tours, the Whole Foods Restaurant, Wellness Center, gorgeous tropical gardens, cooking and yoga classes, and nature trails.

3/4 Cristo Rey Rd, San Ignacio, Phone: 501-824-2164

18. Caribbean Villas Hotel

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The Caribbean Villas Hotel in San Pedro is situated far enough away from town for guests to relax in a peaceful, quiet setting, yet close enough to much of what San Pedro Town has to offer, with just a ten-minute walk on the beach taking them to the town’s restaurants, nightlife, and quaint shops. The hotel features comfortable guest rooms across its more than three acres of gardens, as well as two fresh-water oceanfront pools, a private beach, and the on-site Amber Beach Bar and Grill that serves breakfast and lunch, as well as tropical drinks throughout the entire day.

Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Phone: 800-213-8347

19. Corona Del Mar

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Corona Del Mar in San Pedro, Belize is a beachfront resort that offers relaxation, abundant activities, gorgeous surroundings, and takes full advantage of perfect weather. The resort is able to accommodate groups both small and large with its more than fifty guest rooms featuring all of the modern conveniences travelers expect, as well as amazing views of the ocean. Guests can also relax in the resort’s swimming pool and enjoy complimentary rum punch throughout the day. Woody’s Warf, the Corona Del Mar’s own pier, offers diving trips, fishing excursions, jungle tours, and expert advice about things to do..

Coconut Dr, San Pedro, Phone: 501-226-2055

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